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Art & Inspiration Warbird Nose Art

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  1. Pinstriper40
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    I know I've see a few scattered pictures, but I did a search and did not find a spot where nose art was compiled into one place. Hopefully this will take off. Here's a couple to get things started.

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    That is pretty cool. I once met a WASP pilot when I worked in a book store. She must have been about 80 years young. Pretty cool though with all kinds of cool war stories.
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    There's a book called "Nose Art" that features alot of the art on the planes from WWII. I've got it because my grandfather's b-17 is in it. We bought it for him years ago at the boeing flight museum, but I ended up with it after he died.
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    Being an Air Force brat, I've always liked airplane nose art. Here's one of my favorite websites:

    http://www.nose-art.net/
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    Here's one......
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    My grandfather was the ball turret gunner on this:
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    I lived three doors down from a Tuskegee Airman until he passed a little over a year ago. Very good stories. I learned later that he was one of less than a hundred left from the WWII era.
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    Talk to Django of the Chrome Czars. He is quite knowable on this subject
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    love this stuff, have always been more into Bombers then their little cousins, and the nose-art is always cool to see. Thanks!
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    Off to a good start! Please post more…
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    i picked up a book awhile back called "vintage aircraft nose art". it's a little over 200 pages long and also features some cool bomber jacket artwork. the author's name is gary m. valant....definitely worth checking out
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    actually the title is "Classic Vintage Nose Art"
    (isbn # 0-681-22744-3).
    It contains U.S. Military Aircraft in WWII and Korea.
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    Another book called "For The Boys" by Collins has all pin-ups with a lot of nose art. I think part of the reason chopped split front window 40's & 50's cars look cool is that they remind me of old bombers, B-17, B25 etc.
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    actually the cover looks like this....
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  16. Some Nose art Ive stashed over the years..........

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  17. A few more...

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    From a bomber and a Gee Bee. Gary

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    FM-2 Wildcat
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    Grumman F3F
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    Grumman "Duck"
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    B24
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    B17
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    heres a few for the cause..

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    B-25 from the Collings Foundation.
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    ya know it sucks that we are to politically correct these days and that this isnt done aanymore...those guys over there need all the moral boosting thay can get
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    the most signifant of wwII?

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    dont forget Bockscar
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    Bockscar

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    How about some Canadian ones? All of these are either of Lancasters or Halifax bombers.

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    The Lancaster that bore the name "Lets have another" used the pint glass as a mission marker, every succesfull run the added on another pint. The navigator from that 'heavy' is a man from my home town.
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    I love old nose art , Heres a couple

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